Dettori lands new deal with Al Thani foxsports Jul 1, 2013 at 1:00a ET Five weeks after returning from a cocaine ban, Frankie Dettori is the new retained rider for Qatari-based owner Sheikh Joaan Al Thani. Dettori has been without a regular ride since his successful 18-year partnership with Godolphin ended in October. Dettori says ”it’s a good opportunity for me to get back in the big league.” Dettori rode some horses owned by Al Thani at Royal Ascot last month. The Italian-born jockey was banned for six months after testing positive at Longchamp last September. FOX Fantasy Auto Form a Racing Team, Compete for Prizes Play Now!